New black holes in five dimensions Academic Article uri icon


  • We construct new stationary Ricci-flat metrics of cohomogeneity 2 in five dimensions, which generalise the Myers-Perry rotating black hole metrics by adding a further non-trivial parameter. We obtain them via a construction that is analogous to the construction by Plebanski and Demianski in four dimensions of the most general type D metrics. Limiting cases of the new metrics contain not only the general Myers-Perry black hole with independent angular momenta, but also the single rotation black ring of Emparan and Reall. In another limit, we obtain new static metrics that describe black holes whose horizons are distorted lens spaces L (n ; m) = S3 / (n ; m), where m n + 2 3. They are asymptotic to Minkowski spacetime factored by (m ; n). In the general stationary case, by contrast, the new metrics describe spacetimes with a horizon and with a periodicity condition on the time coordinate; these examples can be thought of as five-dimensional analogues of the four-dimensional Taub-NUT metrics. 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Lue, H., Mei, J., & Pope, C. N.

citation count

  • 34

publication date

  • January 2009